Havana, Cuba.-Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today.

A contract between Aviaimport company and VNIIRA S.A. company (Research Institute of Radio Equipment) for supplying complex radio technicians, of the multilateral surveillance system (MLAT) ‘Mera’, was signed in the presence of Russian Deputy Industry and Trade Minister, Georgy Kalamanov, and Cuban Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas.

The equipment will be destined to the development of air traffic control of the Cuban civil aviation at the ‘Jose Marti’ International Airport in Havana, VNIIRA director general, Tatiana Makarova, told briefly Prensa Latina.

A second deal under the signing of strategic agreement was also signed yesterday by Azuimport company and Ruselprom consortium, as part of the modernization project of the Cuban sugar industry.

The first day of the 34th edition of FIHAV-2016 started with positive signs between the Russian Federation delegation, with 30 companies, and the Cuban hosts.

After greeting yesterday the Day of Russia at FIHAV-2016, Cuban Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, stressed the upward development of the bilateral ties.

Malmierca said during the opening ceremony of the Russian Federation exhibition that the two sides have intensively worked since the meeting of the two presidents in July 2014, during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana.

The Russian deputy minister, in turn, stressed the positive dynamics of the relations this year, thanks to the support of the two governments.

After the opening ceremony of the stand of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Cabrisas and Malmierca toured the exhibition area of the Eurasian nation, accompanied by Kalamanov and Russian ambassador to Cuba Mikhail Kamynin.